Clear Creek Canyon Park offers unique recreation experiences among its steep canyon walls and fast flowing creek. With the opening of a segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail, bicycles are allowed in the canyon for the first time. Use caution when accessing the creek and engaging in high-risk activities such as rock climbing, kayaking and rafting. Anglers must carry a valid Colorado fishing license with habitat stamp. Gold prospectors must adhere to Open Space Regulations.
Peaks to Plains Trail The current Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon is 3.75 miles of 10' wide concrete and is ADA accessible. Learn more about the Peaks to Plains Trail. Peaks to Plains Trail Infographic
Mayhem Gulch Trailhead 32447 US Highway 6 Golden, CO 80403
Clear Creek Canyon Cannonball Flats Access 33708 US Highway 6 Golden, CO 80403
Clear Creek Canyon Big Easy Trailhead 32088 US Highway 6 Golden, CO 80403
Prospecting is prohibited in some areas at the Big Easy Trailhead. See posted signs.
Digging into or destruction of stable shoreline, banks or existing vegetation is not permitted
All prospecting holes must be filled in before leaving site
Dredges and equipment may not be left overnight
No prospecting within 100 feet of structures including bridges, steps and fish habitat improvements
Only dredges with a nozzle diameter of four inches or fewer are permitted